Jena, Germany, February 1, 2013 – Intershop Communications announced that Donn Atkins was named “Strategic Initiatives Advisor” for the company. Atkins, who is Senior Partner of FlexSkill Consulting LLC, a US based firm, will work with the Intershop leadership team to support the company's growth initiatives. In addition, FlexSkill partners will be assisting the company on selected projects.
Atkins is a 30-year veteran of IBM with deep experience in Software. He had roles in sales, marketing, operations and product development culminating with his role as GM Worldwide Sales and Marketing for IBM's Software Group. His last position for IBM was GM of Worldwide Business Partners where he led the company's efforts with their 90,000 channel partners.
Commenting on the announcement Jochen Moll, Intershop CEO said, "Donn Atkins has very long history in the software business. He helped establish the IBM software sales efforts around the world. He and his team will help Intershop reach new customers and partners and to build the capabilities we will need to grow."
Intershop has ambitious goals in growing their market presence. In order to reach these goals Intershop is currently extending its international sales channels, expanding its global partner network of business consulting and implementation partners, and identifying additional models of partnerships.
Atkins said, "Intershop has a deep record of success and their team is energized to move to the next level. I look forward to helping them reach new markets and opportunities."
FlexSkill, LLC (www.FlexSkill.com) is a consulting firm that helps clients fill critical skills needs. FlexSkill adds management and executive skills and supplement their clients’ skills when they need help to solve a problem or exploit an opportunity.
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.
This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.